GraphQL in Action

  • 9h 13m 20s
  • Samer Buna
  • Manning Publications
  • 2022

Reduce bandwidth demands on your APIs by getting only the results you need—all in a single request! The GraphQL query language simplifies interactions with web servers, enabling smarter API queries that can hugely improve the efficiency of data requests. In GraphQL in Action, you'll learn how to bring those benefits to your own APIs, giving your clients the power to ask for exactly what they need from your server, no more, no less. Practical and example-driven, this book teaches everything you need to get started with GraphQL—from design principles and syntax right through to performance optimization.

about the technology

GraphQL APIs are fast, efficient, and easy to maintain. They reduce app latency and server cost while boosting developer productivity. This powerful query layer offers precise control over API requests and returns, making apps faster and less prone to error.

about the book

GraphQL in Action gives you the tools to get comfortable with the GraphQL language, build and optimize a data API service, and use it in a front-end client application. By working through set up, security, and error handling you'll learn to create a complete GraphQL server. You'll also unlock easy ways to incorporate GraphQL into your existing codebase so you can build simple, scalable data APIs.

About the Author

Samer Buna has over 20 years of experience in software development including front-ends, back-ends, API design, and scalability.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to GraphQL
  • Chapter 2 - Exploring GraphQL APIs
  • Chapter 3 - Customizing and organizing GraphQL operations
  • Chapter 4 - Designing a GraphQL schema
  • Chapter 5 - Implementing schema resolvers
  • Chapter 6 - Working with database models and relations
  • Chapter 7 - Optimizing data fetching
  • Chapter 8 - Implementing mutations
  • Chapter 9 - Using GraphQL APIs without a client library
  • Chapter 10 - Using GraphQL APIs with Apollo client